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Monday April 20, 1970
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This Day In 1970's History: Monday April 20, 1970
  • Tonight's report by President Nixon on Vietnam will include a 50,000-man troop withdrawal over several months; 425,500 Americans are currently in Vietnam. [CBS]
  • Five American helicopters were downed yesterday. The total downed during the war is now 3,589. Enemy troops moved towards Phnom Penh in the closest Communist advance on the Cambodian capital yet. The Viet Cong rejected any proposal for peace talks until all Americans are withdrawn from Indochina. [CBS]
  • Supreme Court reject G. Harrold Carswell will run for the Senate from Florida. In Miami, Florida Governor Claude Kirk and Senator Edward Gurney endorsed Carswell. Carswell has resigned his judicial post and announced that he is running for the Senate in order to strengthen conservative government. Carswell will oppose William Cramer in the Republican primary; Florida is a liberal vs. conservative battleground state. [CBS]
  • The Supreme Court rejected Florida Governor Claude Kirk's bid to change Manatee County's school desegregation. The Governor wanted a ruling on forced busing. [CBS]
  • The Supreme Court ruled that welfare aid can't be cut because of the presence of a man in the house unless he contributes to the support of the residents. It also upheld an Oregon Supreme Court ruling to remove a cross from a public park and ruled that demonstrators can't be arrested for angering spectators. [CBS]
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